DNA (2)

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Morgan Rooms
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While the UK was legalizing rave parties for the first time, DNA was writing music as best he could on an Amiga 500. Wanting to produce a track he contacted Slipmatt to see if he'd help him make a tune. Slipmatt put him in touch with Darren Zebedee (AKA D-Zyne) and they got together to make a track. The studio failed however (smoke coming out of the computer), and Darren told him to contact Ola from Stage 1000. He did so, and his first production (Reality) came out on Ola's Just Another Label.

A few years later, he had become a studio engineer in high demand, working with some of the biggest labels in rave history, building a discography that has earned him worldwide recognition. He was also a studio engineer for Dougal & Hixxy's Essential Platinum label, alongside Mickey Skeedale.

While DNA's choice of music had originally earned it's 'Hardcore' name through being a hard, gritty, uncompromising underground sound, it had begun to grow increasingly childish in it's musical direction. Many producers tried in vain to promote less mindless forms of Hardcore, but the fan base had grown accustomed to extremely fast, stomping cheesy music.
Although a desperate intent to produce in other styles was made clear, musical ambitions were often put on ice, with contractual obligations and studio politics stamping out any artistic freedom until late 2001.

Musically, DNA is now heading towards new horizons, with Hip Hop, Breaks and Artist development his new chosen frontiers.

DNA now releases Drum and Bass under the name Kiro.
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DNA (2) - Go Insane / Still Smouldering album art DJ DNA* Go Insane / Still Smouldering New Sensation UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Insanity / Your Love Hits Me (Rmx) album art DNA (2), Breeze* & Munchie (2) / Breeze* DNA (2), Breeze* & Munchie (2) / Breeze* - Insanity / Your Love Hits Me (Rmx) Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Kick Your Legs In The Air / Hold Your Head Up High album art Illogik* & DNA (2) Illogik* & DNA (2) - Kick Your Legs In The Air / Hold Your Head Up High Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Really Love You / Love Toy (Remixes) album art DNA (2) Really Love You / Love Toy (Remixes) Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Pump To Make You Jump / U & Me album art DNA (2) & Heatwave (2) DNA (2) & Heatwave (2) - Pump To Make You Jump / U & Me Happy Vibes Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Dance With Somebody / Never Give Up album art DNA (2) Dance With Somebody / Never Give Up Impact Records (23) UK 1996 Sell This Version
NS 6 DNA (2) - Never Let You Go / Go Insane (Remixes) album art 2 Left Feet / DJ DNA* 2 Left Feet / DJ DNA* - Never Let You Go / Go Insane (Remixes)(12") New Sensation NS 6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Bridge Over Troubled Waters / Get On Up album art E-Logic & DNA (2) Featuring Deana (2) E-Logic & DNA (2) Featuring Deana (2) - Bridge Over Troubled Waters / Get On Up Infinity Recordings UK 1997 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Elevation / Party Groove album art DNA (2), Swift (29) & Freefall (26) DNA (2), Swift (29) & Freefall (26) - Elevation / Party Groove New Essential Platinum UK 1997 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Heart Is Jumping (DNA Mix) / Going All The Way album art Midas / E-Logic & DNA (2) Midas / E-Logic & DNA (2) - Heart Is Jumping (DNA Mix) / Going All The Way New Essential Platinum UK 1997 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - You And Me / Can You Feel It / Got To Believe album art DJ DNA* You And Me / Can You Feel It / Got To Believe Impact Records (23) UK 1997 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Wildstyle / Don't You Want It!! album art Demo* & D.N.A* vs. Eruption Demo* & D.N.A* vs. Eruption - Wildstyle / Don't You Want It!! Universal Records (2), United Dance Recordings UK 1997 Sell This Version
JALPR6 DNA (2) - Touch My Heart / Gone Insane album art DNA (2) / Justin Time DNA (2) / Justin Time - Touch My Heart / Gone Insane(12") JAL Premium JALPR6 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none DNA (2) - United In Dance / Kick Your Legs In The Air album art Force & Styles / Illogik & DNA (2) Force & Styles / Illogik & DNA (2) - United In Dance / Kick Your Legs In The Air(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - What A Ride / Dubstar album art Datcha & DNA (2) Datcha & DNA (2) - What A Ride / Dubstar New Essential Platinum UK 1998 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Steam Train Remix / Tranquility (Remixes) album art Vinylgroover & DNA (2) Vinylgroover & DNA (2) - Steam Train Remix / Tranquility (Remixes) New Essential Platinum UK 1998 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Somewhere Out There / Hip Swing album art DJ DNA* Somewhere Out There / Hip Swing Hardcore Heaven Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
SAW1 DNA (2) - You Know What To Do / Give Yourself To Me album art DNA (2) & Spinback* DNA (2) & Spinback* - You Know What To Do / Give Yourself To Me(12") SAW SAW1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Rock The Ravers / Imagine Paradise album art DNA (2) Rock The Ravers / Imagine Paradise Happy Hardca$h UK 1999 Sell This Version
DNA (2) - Gonna Fly So High / Sittin On Top album art DNA (2), Vinyltrixta & Breeze* / DNA (2) & Vinyltrixta DNA (2), Vinyltrixta & Breeze* / DNA (2) & Vinyltrixta - Gonna Fly So High / Sittin On Top Infinity Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
SSU003 DNA (2) - Reaching The Edge E.P. album art DNA (2), Simon Apex & Lostboy (2) DNA (2), Simon Apex & Lostboy (2) - Reaching The Edge E.P.(12", EP) Subsonic Underground SSU003 US 1999 Sell This Version
CASH 001 DNA (2) - Flow On A Bass Line / Miles Of Fun album art DNA (2) Flow On A Bass Line / Miles Of Fun(12") Happy Hardca$h CASH 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
REMIX 008 DNA (2) - Termination / The Bastard album art DNA (2) v's DJ Energy* DNA (2) v's DJ Energy* - Termination / The Bastard(12") Remix Records REMIX 008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MUP001, MUP002 DNA (2) - Mashed Up One album art DNA (2) & Simon Apex DNA (2) & Simon Apex - Mashed Up One(12", S/Sided) Mashed Up (USA), Mashed Up (USA) MUP001, MUP002 US 2000 Sell This Version
NGLPS007 DNA (2) - About U / Outta My Head album art Ham* & DNA (2) Ham* & DNA (2) - About U / Outta My Head(12", Ltd, Smplr) Next Generation LP Samplers NGLPS007 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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TheSerotoninProject

TheSerotoninProject

July 3, 2015
Where can i buy this "Track 12" i found on youtube? ive been searching on the lists & archives here on discogs & nothing have shown up as a release etc i would like to at least kno the release date of this fine chirping well composed track..love when tht first beat dropz..perfect for driving!
Starstruck

Starstruck

January 28, 2011
After Happy Hardcore evolved from the grittier, more break-beat orientated sound to the stompy, faster style, the scene needed to lay down some serious foundations to survive this change. One of the main engineers which kept Happy Hardcore on it's 2 feet was DNA.

From 1996, DJ DNA began to write and produce Hardcore in full swing, as well as becoming a studio engineer where "coffee boys", heh, visited his studio and got their tunes made.. DNA's sound was fresh and innovative, he utilized lots of movie samples and hip hop samples with the addition of a powerful stomping beat and very well written melodies and counter melodies - his arrangement and production in general became widely renowned due to it's catchy and unique vibe, (check out tunes such as "Wildstyle" [With DJ Demo], "Hornz" [With Dougal], Bridge over troubled waters, kick your legs... the list goes on).

After around 5 years of successful contributions which arguably kept a lot of labels running, (despite the questionable nature of some of these labels and their royalty payments), DNA became fed up with the direction of Happy Hardcore and the on-going and ever-growing stack of unpaid royalties, and introduced a controversial Drum and Bass DJ set in the Hardcore room at Slammin Vinyl on 5th of February 2001. The set had the floor completely packed; but a lot of ravers weren't very supportive with the obvious directions DNA wanted to take with music.

Morgan has since located to the USA and produces quality Drum and Bass now under the name Kiro, signed to various labels. His past consists of nearly 100 classic productions on many major labels throughout his duration producing Hardcore - and it will never be forgotten.

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